Protected: 10 Tips for Riding Your Bike in the City

When you have to ride a bike in the city there are all kinds of concerns. Not the least among them are other cyclists. But you have to worry about cars, pedestrians, thieves, garbage and random angry people. It’s not easy being an urban cyclist, but here are a...

Challenging expectations

Kind of playing with stereotypes… “No no no. Wait. Stop. Don’t give him any of your hard earned money. That’s yours. You did the work for it.” The beggar shifted slightly but showed o sign that he heard or was the least bit affected by...

Generate something new

I’m way behind in my Fiction Class. Have been dealing with my own demons, and angels, since my best friend from High School passed away a few weeks ago. At first I was able to continue, but then found myself having to write some other things before I could...

Editing practice – Exercise 1

Shorten this text The heavy black and blue winter sky groaned awfully with rain clouds that at any moment were really about to fall crashing heavily down upon the street where, because it was rush hour, so many people, wearing all manner of different clothes, hats,...

Comparing Characters Again

Reconsider your character sketch: Is there an opportunity to add the thoughts of your character? Can you situate your character in relation to a particular location? Does what your character says in their dialogue tally with what they think, or is there a discrepancy?...

Imagining writing spaces

The least perfect and maybe more perfect setting (Although, the second scenario might put me to sleep…) Scream and silence and scream again. “Shut up you rugrats, I’m trying to write.” She can’t say that, but if she can’t stop...